Definitions for Temporalˈtɛm pər əl, ˈtɛm prəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tem•po•ralˈtɛm pər əl, ˈtɛm prəl(adj.)

  1. (n.)of, pertaining to, or situated near the temple or a temporal bone.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. (n.)any of several parts in the temporal region, esp. the temporal bone.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

Origin of temporal:

1535–45; < LL temporālis= L tempor-, s. of tempustemple2+-ālis -al1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. temporal role, temporal(adj)

    the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb

  2. temporal(adj)

    not eternal

    "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt

  3. temporal(adj)

    of or relating to or limited by time

    "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"

  4. temporal(adj)

    of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit)

    "temporal bone"

  5. worldly, secular, temporal(adj)

    characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

    "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"

  6. temporal(adj)

    of this earth or world

    "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temporal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery

  2. Temporal(noun)

    of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal

  3. Temporal(noun)

    civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts

  4. Temporal(noun)

    anything temporal or secular; a temporality; -- used chiefly in the plural


  1. Temporal

    Temporal is collection of music by Love Spirals Downwards, an ethereal band on the US record label, Projekt Records. It includes several previously unreleased songs.

Translations for Temporal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


lasting, acting, used etc for a (short) time only

a temporary job; He made a temporary repair.

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